12. Deduction of contribution
(1) Subject to this Act, a receiver of grain or seed appointed under section 11 shall without any further authority than this subsection deduct, from any amounts payable by him or it to a grower, the amount of any contribution payable by the grower to the Fund or the Plant Diseases Eradication Fund, as the case requires, unless it appears to him or it that the contribution has already been paid by or in respect of a grower who is liable to pay the contribution, and a payment of the contribution by a receiver of grain or seed under this subsection operates to discharge the grower in respect of whom it is made from liability to pay the contribution.
(2) The Company and every receiver of grain or seed referred to in subsection (1) shall forward to the Protection Board a return of all deliveries of grain or seed, as the case may be, made to it or him together with the amount of the contributions deducted in respect of the growers whose deliveries of grain or seed are set forth in the return.
[Section 12 amended by No. 53 of 1996 s. 11.]